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George Sisler
(b. March 24, 1893 - d. March 26, 1973)
Like Babe Ruth, Sisler's hitting was too good to be on a pitcher's schedule. He was switched to first base full-time in 1916 for the Browns and became one of the best, defensively. At bat he was simply unbelievable, hitting .407, .371, and .420 from 1920 to 1922. In 1920, "Gorgeous George" collected 257 base hits. A sinus infection that affected his vision sidelined him in 1923. He returned to play seven more seasons.
Inducted in 1939
1921 W551 George Sisler SGC 92 NM-MT+
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Comments: 1940 Playball PSA 7 - that was the first portrait for Sisler! I won the card via eBay in January, 2003. In February, 2005 I went a little crazy and bought a huge group of '40 Playball cards off the Mickey's Sportscards website listed below - including an upgrade to a PSA 8, great card:

1940 Playball Rick Ferrell #21 PSA 7 1940 Playball Tris Speaker #170 PSA 7
1940 Playball Connie Mack #132 PSA 7 1940 Playball George Sisler #179 PSA 8
1940 Playball Frankie Frisch #167 PSA 7 1940 Playball Red Faber #230 PSA 7

In June, 2005 I decided to replace the 1940 Playball tribute card with a contemporary issue and chose the W551 strip card. I found a SGC 30 example via eBay which was then upgraded to a SGC 86 example in September, 2006. On November 5, 2008 I won another eBay auction - this time upgrading to the SGC 92 example shown.

Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1921
ACC Set Designation: W551
Set Name:
Country: United States
Description: This Sisler is one of ten "Strip set" cards issued circa 1920. They measure 1-3/8" X 2-1/4" and feature color drawings. The cards are unnumbered with blank backs.
Example 1921 W551 Strip